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Tim Bucknall replied to Peter sellers's discussion Posthole borer for planting
"How do you find the plants establish?  It sounds about as not by the book as you can get- circular hole, polished sides with hard ground the other side!"
2 hours ago
Tim Bucknall replied to Luke brooks's discussion Hose use
"My reading on Southern Water's website is that watering of plants in the ground and not under cover on commercial premises is permitted- but I can't see that that extends to private gardens. https://www.southernwater.co.uk/drought-restrictions "
2 hours ago
Fusion Media posted a blog post
Ewan Hunter, Grounds Manager at Nottingham Forest FC, has praised the products and service he receives from Mansfield Sand.After starting his career as a greenkeeper, Ewan Hunter moved into football grounds management and has remained in the sector…
5 hours ago
Adam replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"When someone can't pay their bills for what I assume is a one off job I look at it from the point of view of what efforts have been made. If you set out tomorrow to buy a piece of equipment. For talk sake a machine worth 10k which is being sold for…"
13 hours ago
Jack Chapman replied to Gary R's discussion Wetting agents
"Personally Jes l would speak to suppliers so the product can meet your needs and budget. There are many wetting agents out there but as above it's not always productive.
If a fertilser product was compatable for tank mixing with a wetting agent and…"
14 hours ago
Billybop replied to Gerty's discussion Recommendations for Petrol Grass Strimmers
"some of the Ego battery strimmers are pretty good"
19 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Luke brooks's discussion Hose use
"A new Aldi being  constructed near me just had what must have been thousands of plants put in a couple of weeks ago............really sad as the whole lot are dying.  You really would think they'd have the sense to leave the planting to the Autumn.  "
yesterday
Jes Gardner replied to Gary R's discussion Wetting agents
"Can someone recommend a product and also is it best to wate a week or so before using a liquid feed."
yesterday
Sam Bainbridge replied to Gerty's discussion Recommendations for Petrol Grass Strimmers
"Stihl all day long I've been running them for 15yrs on a daily basis and so far never had an issue until they die of old age. If you don't want to buy a new Stihl because of cost then simply buy a second hand one I got my first from a hire company…"
yesterday
Peter sellers replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"John, Hopefully the following practical suggestions will be of help.
We have used all over the years with successful outcomes.
Your client has paid previously, so falls into the category can't pay rather than won't pay.
Is he employed? Self…"
yesterday
John F replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"Thanks David you are right , it's a shame to leave a job unfinished we have already invested time and energy in but there has to be a cut off point ,have kept our side of the arrangement with diligence . "
yesterday
David Benson replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"John dont fret what the garden will look like its not your problem you have 2 outstanding invoices dont add a third they could be going bankrupt if thats the case you hopfully get 1 pence in the pound as you will be at the bottom of the list for…"
yesterday
John F replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"Agree thanks for the clarity Billybop I will use this approach sounds perfect way of communicating the problem .👍"
yesterday
Billybop replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"Partly it depends on how much money is at stake John as well as a matter of principle.  I would try to keep communications open with the client and explain that you are acting in their best interest not allowing the debt to increase further. And…"
yesterday
John F replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"Thanks Jim I feel you are right . 
I sense some clients feel entitled to a gardener regardless of disposable income and put us at the bottom of the food chain prioritising other commitments . 
Personally i would cancel such an arrangement until i…"
yesterday
John F replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"Yes i would feel responsible and pay them myself but knowing them they wouldn't hear of it but i would rather avoid them getting stung in the first place . "
yesterday
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Hose use

My fellow pro gardeners raised the question during a hose pipe ban Are we allowed to use domestic clients hoses as professionals carrying out our work to keep a planting job alive ? I understand nurseries garden centres etc can and via a standpipe u…

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